Tag: formula

Breastfeeding, Formula Feeding, and Saying Yes to Opportunities

Emily and I were on NBC30 yesterday to discuss World Breastfeeding Week; you can check out the video here. In my post this week, I discuss some further thoughts I had about breastfeeding vs. formula, our mission of non-judgment toward the parenting choices of others, and about how I almost passed up the opportunity to

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A Story for World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, which is most definitely something to celebrate.  Yes, let’s promote awareness of breastfeeding issues, work to normalize and desexualize it, and support nursing moms by posting breastfeeding pics!  I have to admit, though, I’m feeling a little… Bitter?  Jealous?  Cheated?  Ambivalent?  It’s some combination of those, but I don’t

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Judgment Bad, Assertiveness Good: Stand Up For Yourself, and Your Parenting Practices, Without Being a Jerk.

It’s Moms For Moms Day next week, and we’re all supposed to be talking about this and doing supportive stuff for moms.  Unfortunately I have been less than supportive of anyone this week, most of all myself and my family.  The new job and the winding down of my business has put a lot of

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I Have a Love-Hate Relationship with My Breast Pump

Hygeia – EnJoy- Best Pump EVER! I would be a liar if I said I didn’t absolutely love my breast pump. I have had different pumps in the past for nursing issues I had with my oldest son.  The pumps didn’t help my breastfeeding difficulties, but they made me appreciate my current pump much more.

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Arguing with Your Real-Life Friends over Things Like Breastfeeding Is Much Worse than Having Online Debates with Strangers.

Someone needs to talk about this issue, and it looks like it’s going to be me.  Women get really, really sensitive over all things pregnancy and parenting related.  That’s not hyperbole.  It’s just true.  Yes, this is a sex/gender stereotype.  But sometimes stereotypes exist because they have a kernel of truth to them.  I have

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